Dance Workshop: George and the Dragon
A ferocious dragon, a kingdom in peril, and the knight and princess who save the day.
Our George and the Dragon dance workshop is a fantastic celebration of British heritage and culture. Using movement, group work, and traditional English dance, children work together to retell the medieval legend of Saint George and the Dragon.
We use children's book adaptations of the epic tale to help bring it to life, and explore steps used in traditional dance styles including Maypole dancing, Morris dancing and country dancing.
Sessions are tailored for primary school children of all ages:
Older children explore the traditional retelling of Saint George and the Dragon by Louis Stowell, illustrated by John Joven, which also includes history of the story alongside different ideas of how the legend developed.
Younger children use George and the Dragon, an adaptation by Chris Wormell, which tells the story with a twist: of a mighty dragon so fierce that nothing can scare it – except mice. And of what happens when a mouse named George moves into the cave next-door the very next day…
Led by one of our West End in Schools choreographers, these class by class workshops are the perfect way to develop teamwork, inspire confidence, and spark the imagination.
What you need to know
Workshop leader: A West End dancer and choreographer experienced in working with children.
Topics: Storytelling through movement, responding to stimuli, creation of simple dances, expressing feelings.
Age range: Reception to Year 6. P1 to P7 in Scotland.
Location: In your school hall
Group size: Up to 30 children per class, 6 or 7 classes per day. Larger schools may need multiple days.